Rep. Steve King (R-Sociopath) says yet again we need to legalize animal torture in the form of dog (and chickens to name another) fighting. Because, and this is his logic not mine, because not torturing animals means you’re elevating them above people, and we can’t have that. In response to a question about his support for dogfighting he actually says::
[W]hen the legislation that passed in the farm bill, um, that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight, but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that. […]
Well, correct me if I am wrong here but I think it’s a federal crime to watch people fight to the death for your entertainment, too, but I’m not entirely sure on that. Another time he fought a law to make it illegal to bring a minor to animal fights. I really, really wonder what passes for “fun” in the King household.